Hometown Heroes Program

Alpizar Real Estate proudly presents Florida Housing's Hometown Heroes Home Buying Assistance Program!


 As of June 1st, 2022, 50+ careers qualify for assistance in buying a home up to $25,000!

Who can apply?

First time home buyers in the following professions: Sworn law enforcement Officer Certified Correction Officer (Does not include any secretarial, clerical or professionally trained personnel.) Correctional Probation Officer Firefighter (an individual who holds a current and valid Firefighter Certificate of Compliance or Special Certificate of Compliance from the division) Certified Paramedic Certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) 911 Public Safety Tele-communicator, Certified Educators, Classroom teachers, Certified School Counselors, Social Workers, Career Specialists, School Psychologists, Librarians, Licensed Child Care Operators, Childcare Instructors—Employed by a licensed childcare facility, Registered Nurse, LPN-Licensed Practical Nurse, CNA-certified nursing assistant, Home Health Aides—Not statutorily required for certification—works for a licensed-only agency, Health Care Practitioner, Physicians, Physician Assistant, Anesthesiologist, Assistants Certified Medical Assistants, Acupuncturist Osteopathic, Physician Chiropractic Physician, Podiatric Physician, Pharmacist, Dentist, Dental Hygienist, Certified Nurse, Midwife Speech-Language Pathologist/Audiologist, Nursing Home Administrator, Occupational Therapist or Assistant Certified Respiratory Therapist, Licensed dietitian/nutritionist, Licensed nutrition counselor, Athletic trainer, Prosthetist-Orthotist, Electrologist, Massage therapist, Clinical laboratory personnel, Licensed medical physicist (X-Ray), Optometrist, Optician Hearing Aid specialist, Physical therapist, Physical therapist assistant, Psychologist, Clinical social worker, Marriage and family therapist, Mental health counselor. Not sure if you qualify? Call us at (239) 438-1102 to confirm.

In addition to Hometown Heroes, a program called “Salute our Soldiers” is for veterans. Qualification is similar, but they don’t have to qualify as first-time buyers.


How is the amount of assistance determined?

A. The amount is determined as 5% of the purchase price, up to $25,000.

Is this program available where I want to buy a home?

A. This program is available state-wide throughout all of Florida.

Are there income limits to qualify for the assistance?

A. Yes, income limits start at $120,000 but vary by county.

Are there Home Price limits to qualify for the assistance?

A. Yes, homes price limits start at $420,000 but also vary by county.

Are there any other basic requirements?

A. Yes, one must be a first time home buyer, show proof of occupation. Also, the program is not a gift but rather a 0% interest loan that is satisfied once the borrower pays off the loan of sells the property.


Download the Hometown Heroes Program Overview PDF Below. (Click to View)

For more information on this program contact our team below... and be sure to ask about other exclusive benefits and assistance our company offers buyers.



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